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4-year-old Indian-origin boy Shaan Dulay gets a reply from Queen Elizabeth II for inviting her on his Birthday

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London, May 11, 2017: British Queen Elizabeth II reverted to a letter by a young boy of Indian Origin inviting her to his fifth birthday as he thought her to be a “real superhero” according to media reports.

Shaan Dulay, aged four was planning a birthday party on June 25 and asked his mother Baljinder to arrange a meeting with the respectable Queen so that she can arrange a trip to his home in Sandwell, West Midlands, England.

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Shaan’s Mother told him that the Queen must be busy in the Buckingham Palace. Shaan suggested his mother that “maybe she can come here instead,” as reported by metro.co.uk.

“He had been learning about history at school and that the Queen was the longest reigning monarch – things like how she was when she first started. He came straight home and started reeling off all the information to us,” said Shaan’s mother.

The letter by Shaan reads: “Dear HRH Queen Elizabeth, I think you are the best Queen in the world. I really like your crown and the red cloak you wear; it’s like a superhero.”

He then begs her presence at his party before adding:“I need to talk to you about horses, planes and the poor children”.

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But after drafting the invitation on March 13 the little boy lost hopes when a letter with the Royal seal arrived on May 3.

The letter on behalf of the Queen reads: “Although unable to accept your invitation to come to your house for tea because of her very busy schedule, the Queen greatly appreciated your kind thought for her and Her Majesty was pleased to learn that you too like horses.”

“The Queen hopes you have a very happy birthday on June 25,” it read. “When I picked up Shaan from school I said to him, there’s been a letter come for you today, and he just said, ‘Oh, from the Queen?’”, Baljinder said.

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Shaun lives with his mother who is a probation officer, dad Onkar, 39, a coach driving instructor and a brother Roshan, one, stated “I was a bit disappointed. But I was very happy she read my letter. I really like the Queen. I like her horses and her dogs. I’m going to her house in the summer. I hope I meet her then.”

“He was over the moon to get a reply. We will be taking him to see the palace in the summer and he can’t wait. I have had to calm him down and tell him there is a little while to wait yet,” his mother summed.

– prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram, Twitter: Nainamishr94

 

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Can you Imagine Queen Elizabeth II in a Michael Kors’ Custom-Designed Ensemble? According to Reports, the Designer is ‘Desperate’ to Style the 91-year-old Queen

The designer thinks the 91-year-old queen is the "ultimate person" he would love to style

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London, September 21, 2017 : Designer Michael Kors is desperate to dress Queen Elizabeth II because he thinks she will look “aplomb” in any outfit she adorns.

Kors, 58, who founded his label in 1981, thinks the 91-year-old queen is the “ultimate person” he would love to style, because he believes she can pull off any outfit effortlessly, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Kors said: “She would be my ultimate person to be able to dress. To pull it off with such aplomb, it’s amazing.”

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The designer has a long list of celebrity clientele including Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence and believes “consistency” with a person’s wardrobe choices is what defines a person’s style.

“She has total understanding of her life, her needs, what’s the best part to show off… I love the consistency, I think it’s brilliant. As the end of the day, consistency is what becomes style versus just fashion,” said Kors. (IANS)

 

 

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Hindu Temple in Aldenham (UK) Hosts Global Visitors for Largest ‘Hare-Krishna’ celebrations in the world

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Janmashtami is the Hindu festival which celebrates Lord Krishna's Birth
  • Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple is located in Aldenham, England
  • The temple hosted the celebrations for Hindu Festival Janmashtami
  • It was able to attract 60,000 global visitors

England, August 17, 2017: The Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Temple, situated in England’s Aldenham, has hosted one of the largest ‘Hare-Krishna’ celebrations in the world.

Attracting a crowd of over 60,000 global visitors, the religious festival of Janmashtami was organized by the temple.

Janmashtami is a religious festival of Hindus that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Visitors from across the world had come to saw the religious gathering. The visitors get to witness the Hindu traditions and festivities, explore the temple and learn about Hindu rituals.

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The Temple has hosted the biggest celebration outside of India. For the smooth running of the program and fun, more than 1500 volunteers are participating in the grand event.

For children, there will be many activities to keep them engaged on the auspicious day. Activites are planned such as henna, face painting, games, arts, and crafts. Additionally, vegetarian food will be provided to the visitors absolutely free of cost.

Sutapa Das, the local Monk, said to Borehamwood Times, “The festivities communicate the culture and teachings of ancient India in an extremely contemporary way.”

He also said that the fact that thousands of people coming from all over the world, all for one divine truth and purpose, will establish an energy of positivity. This will further inspire all the new guests who want to explore.

Srutidharma Das, the President of the temple, explained that since Janmashtami is one of the biggest religious festivals for Hindus, the festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394


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Birmingham Pragati Mandal: A Local Hindu Charity in UK Raises more than £3K for St. Mary’s Hospice

The vibrant evening included Indian traditional cuisines as well as Bollywood and Dance performances by Melody Express of London

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  • Birmingham Pragati Mandal is a local Hindu Charity in the city
  • The Hindu Charity hosted an event at Shree Krishna Temple in Sparkbrook
  • Through the event, Pragati Mandal raised a staggering £3,200 for the Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice

Birmingham (UK), August 16, 2017: Birmingham’s local Hindu Charity is known as the Birmingham Pragati Mandal. On Tuesday, the 15th August 2017, the Pragati Mandal organized a ‘Dinner and Dance’ event to raise funds crucial for the health of terminally ill families.

The event was hosted by the Hindu Charity at the Shree Krishna Temple in Sparkbrook. A total of 225 guests made it to the event to fund for the families that suffer a terminal illness.

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The vibrant evening included Indian traditional cuisines as well as Bollywood and Dance performances by Melody Express of London.

The Pragati Mandal was able to raise funds over £3,200 which will be donated to Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice. The Hospice in Birmingham offers expert life care.

The volunteer ambassador of St. Mary’s Hospice, Polly Patel, stated that the evening was fantastic and it was impressive to see Pragati Manda’s efforts of bringing together so many people for a wonderful charity. The generosity of the people was acknowledged. He also mentioned that they money raised is expected to help around 1200 individuals and families across the city.

The CEO of the Birmingham Pragati Mandal, Raman Bulsara, also noted how the Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice runs on donations and charity for its “reliable services.”

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394


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